' new beau's ex Rachel Emmons smiles as she's pictured for first ...

The ex-fiancée of ' new boyfriend has been seen looking carefree as  she was pictured for the first time since the new romance was revealed.

While Holmes and Emilio Vitolo Jr. have been spotted kissing around New York City, Rachel Emmons jetted to Northern California to celebrate a friend's 25th birthday.

In photo gallery of what her fellow actress friend Alexandrea Meyer called 'a crazy year & an even trippier birthday week' Emmons is seen smiling as the pair sit together on the floor and pose for a snap.

In the caption for the images posted Saturday that show hiking and a special dinner, Meyers says they had 'a blast.'

Rachel Emmons (left) smiled widely in a picture posted Saturday with friend Alexandrea. She was pictured for the first time since it was revealed Katie Holmes is dating her ex-fiancee Emilio Vitolo Jr

Rachel Emmons (left) smiled widely in a picture posted Saturday with friend Alexandrea. She was pictured for the first time since it was revealed is dating her ex-fiancee Emilio Vitolo Jr

Katie Holmes had been secretly getting close to her engaged boytoy Emilio Vitolo for months before their romance was revealed, as the actress rebounded from her heartbreak over Jamie Foxx, an insider exclusively told DailyMail.com

had been secretly getting close to her engaged boytoy Emilio Vitolo for months before their romance was revealed, as the actress rebounded from her heartbreak over , an insider exclusively told DailyMail.com

DailyMail.com revealed on Wednesday that Vitolo broke up with his live-in fiancée 24-year-old Rachel Emmons (pictured together) by text when handsy photos of him and Holmes were published, blindsiding the handbag designer and forcing her to move back home

DailyMail.com revealed on Wednesday that Vitolo broke up with his live-in fiancée 24-year-old Rachel Emmons (pictured together) by text when handsy photos of him and Holmes were published, blindsiding the handbag designer and forcing her to move back home

Emmons has deleted pictures with Vitolo from her Instagram account. 

An insider has said Holmes, 41, had been devastated by her breakup last year with , 52, who never seemed to give up his roving eye and was still too close for comfort with the mother of his child.

Holmes is now acting 'like a teenage girl in love' because Vitolo is 'openly affectionate with her, left his fiancée to be with her and gives her something Jamie couldn't,' the source added. 

The insider told DailyMail.com: 'Katie and Emilio met through mutual friends and have been ''friendly'' since October of last year.

'Katie definitely knew Emilio had a fiancée and started something with him while he was very much living with his fiancée.

'They have been strong since March, but it got more serious after she returned from Ohio where she kept quarantine with her family.'

DailyMail.com published photos of the lovebirds kissing outside various restaurants in New York City, including Holmes sitting on Vitolo's lap and planting a kiss on him.

She visited Northern California for a friend's birthday and which was described as 'a blast' in a social media post on Saturday

She visited Northern California for a friend's birthday and which was described as 'a blast' in a social media post on Saturday

Her friend shared an image of a birthday dinner with her friends as Emmons escaped NYC

Her friend shared an image of a birthday dinner with her friends as Emmons escaped NYC

On Tuesday, Vitolo and Holmes were seen passionately kissing one another at his father's famous Nolita restaurant, Emilio's Ballato. The chef's father Emilio Vitolo Snr. sat close by, proving that Holmes is already well in with the family.

The insider said: 'Maybe she's just enjoying this fling because she's had such a hard six years with Jamie.'

Holmes was upset by Foxx never giving up his roving eye and that he was still cozy with his ex-girlfriend and baby mama Kristin Grannis, according to the source. 

They added: 'Jamie broke Katie into pieces. It took Katie a while to get over it and she had a lot of drunken nights.

'Everyone is surprised by the

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